Drew Matott is a Master Papermaker with expertise using traditional papermaking as a form of global social engagement and community activism.
He received his MFA in book and paper arts from Columbia College-Chicago and his BFA in printmaking from Buffalo State College.
Drew lives in Hamburg, Germany where he divides his time between teaching for the Volkshochschule, completing studio work, and designing new papermaking endeavors for Peace Paper Project.
In 2019 he was the recipient of the American Art Therapy Associationís Rudolph Arnheim Award, designated for a non-member of the Association whose contributions have significantly impacted the art therapy profession.
Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ATCP is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist and Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner practicing in Cleveland/Akron, Ohio.
She specializes in working with children, adolescents, women, and families impacted by trauma, homelessness, domestic violence, grief & loss, and mental health challenges.
Gretchen has helped develop Peace Paper Project coursework and workshops and provides consultation to art therapists and art therapy students seeking to learn more about the therapeutic qualities of making handmade paper as a form of trauma intervention, personal transformation, social action, and recovery.